HC Deb 12 May 1992 vol 207 c85W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government plan to spend on the NHS in 1992–93; and what was the amount in(a) 1978–79, (b)1986–87 and (c) in 1991–92.

Mr. Sackville

Gross NHS expenditure in England is planned to be £28.9 (27.6) billion in 1992–93. Gross NHS expenditure in England was £6.5 (6.3) billion in 1978–79, £16.0 (£15.2) billion in 1986–87 and £26–6 (25.2) billion in 1991–92 (net figures shown in brackets).

This represents a real terms increase in gross spending of 56.9 per cent. since 1978–79.

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